Take a little time out and learn a simple pleasure

The Dell is a beautiful, creative and versatile space to host a retreat or event of any kind. Right in the heart of the Cairngorms and on the edge of the Abernethy Forest the Dell is a peaceful place with great access to real wilderness.
Accommodation is versatile, owner Polly can provide creative and nourishing soul-food and a studio space can either be set in the woodland Tipi or first floor dual aspect room in the Lodge with open fire and views to the mountains.
We make sure your guests have the environment that allows them to relax and gain the most from the retreat. The kettle is always on, the fire stoked, candles lit and a warm welcome to the Dell.

Summer 2019

Wildlife Safari - Instinct Guides

6 Jun - 31 Oct

Anytime

POA

The Dell is perfectly placed for wildlife watching and we're delighted to be linked up with the team at Instinct Guides. Ruari's roots run deep in this area and he is a wealth of local insights and secret locations. If it's wildlife you want to see, Instinct will make it happen! A perfect day trip from the Dell, customise your own adventure. From lochs and rivers, through the Scottish pine forest, over the moor and into the mountains. All wildlife day trips include your personal guide and unique access to some of the highlands top locations, all from the comfort of our 4x4 vehicles. Enjoy lunch in our lunch hut whilst taking in spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains. Regularly seeing Golden Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Crested Tits, Black Grouse, Red Grouse and Red Deer to name a few.

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Guided Nature Walk - Instinct Guides

6 Jun - 31 Oct

Anytime

POA

The Dell is perfectly placed for wildlife watching and we're delighted to be linked up with the team at Instinct Guides. Ruari's roots run deep in this area and he is a wealth of local insights and secret locations. With endless stunning trails leaving directly from the Dell, what better a pace to view Scotland’s top wildlife than on foot? Taking around three hours, this Wildlife walk allows you to enjoy all the fantastic sights and sounds of nature up close.

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Taste of the Wild - Instinct Guides

6 Jun - 31 Oct

Anytime

POA

Escape the hustle and bustle and embrace the outdoors. Instinct's adventure days are based around their passion for the outdoors, nature, wilderness skills and of course, food!
The Dell makes for the perfect base to learn wilderness skills that will last you a lifetime. Instinct's adventure days are action packed, from learning how to light fire using traditional methods and cooking venison on the open fire to mastering tomahawk throwing, they have something for everyone. Days are tailored for all abilities and perfectly suited for groups, families or corporate days. Sessions are customised to your groups needs so if you have something in mind, let them know.

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Summer Tipi Yoga

26 Jun - 25 Sep

7-8pm

£8-10

A blissful weekly session of restorative yoga to focus on self awareness, self exploration and the power of the breath.
Led by the wonderful Abigail Saunders and help in our fire-lit woodland Tipi.

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An Afternoon with the Kilted Yogi

6 Jul

12-2pm

£29.50

Yoga class & book signing

JOIN US FOR THIS UNIQUE EVENT LEAD BY FINLAY WILSON HIMSELF.

This 60 minute workshop will teach some of the basic yoga moves to support the body in a different way while sharpening mental acuity through an intent that will go deeper throughout the class. Afterwards join us for some energy balls, tea and a book signing session. The Kilted Yoga book is included in your ticket price.

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Kilted Yoga Retreat

6 - 9 Jul

£529-699

Scottish, transformative, rejuvenating. We give you the space to regenerate and heal from your busy lives.
PRINCIPAL TEACHER: FINLAY WILSON - THE KILTED YOGI
Let us take you out into the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, the forest and the rivers. Here we give you an unique opportunity to relax and use the transformative quality of yoga while being immersed in nature.

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Autumn 2019

Wildlife Safari - Instinct Guides

6 Jun - 31 Oct

Anytime

POA

The Dell is perfectly placed for wildlife watching and we're delighted to be linked up with the team at Instinct Guides. Ruari's roots run deep in this area and he is a wealth of local insights and secret locations. If it's wildlife you want to see, Instinct will make it happen! A perfect day trip from the Dell, customise your own adventure. From lochs and rivers, through the Scottish pine forest, over the moor and into the mountains. All wildlife day trips include your personal guide and unique access to some of the highlands top locations, all from the comfort of our 4x4 vehicles. Enjoy lunch in our lunch hut whilst taking in spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains. Regularly seeing Golden Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Crested Tits, Black Grouse, Red Grouse and Red Deer to name a few.

Enquire about availability

Guided Nature Walk - Instinct Guides

6 Jun - 31 Oct

Anytime

POA

The Dell is perfectly placed for wildlife watching and we're delighted to be linked up with the team at Instinct Guides. Ruari's roots run deep in this area and he is a wealth of local insights and secret locations. With endless stunning trails leaving directly from the Dell, what better a pace to view Scotland’s top wildlife than on foot? Taking around three hours, this Wildlife walk allows you to enjoy all the fantastic sights and sounds of nature up close.

Enquire about availability

Taste of the Wild - Instinct Guides

6 Jun - 31 Oct

Anytime

POA

Escape the hustle and bustle and embrace the outdoors. Instinct's adventure days are based around their passion for the outdoors, nature, wilderness skills and of course, food!
The Dell makes for the perfect base to learn wilderness skills that will last you a lifetime. Instinct's adventure days are action packed, from learning how to light fire using traditional methods and cooking venison on the open fire to mastering tomahawk throwing, they have something for everyone. Days are tailored for all abilities and perfectly suited for groups, families or corporate days. Sessions are customised to your groups needs so if you have something in mind, let them know.

Enquire about availability

Summer Tipi Yoga

26 Jun - 25 Sep

7-8pm

£8-10

A blissful weekly session of restorative yoga to focus on self awareness, self exploration and the power of the breath.
Led by the wonderful Abigail Saunders and help in our fire-lit woodland Tipi.

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Highland Adventure Trail running & Yoga Retreat

4 - 7 Oct

£599

We're excited to welcome back Heather Thomson bringing this perfectly located mix of yoga and trail running in the forests surrounding the Dell.
The yoga is open to all levels and focusing on conditioning, toning and strengthening.
The guided trail runs through the Cairngorms foothills with Trail Running Scotland www.facebook.com/runningscotland/ will include navigation skills, barefoot running, posture & technique guidance and injury prevention
Also meditation & guided relaxations to aide healing and that ‘zen’ feeling post-run together with confidence coaching.

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Grounding into Winter Soul Retreat

22 - 25 Nov

£549

Join Mairead Moodie (www.thesacredspaceuk.com) and Clare Wilds (www.clarewilds.com) and for a deeply nourishing long weekend. Coming together in these peaceful surroundings to practice yoga, meditate, nourish ourselves with Ayurvedic food and re discover our feminine grace in our Soul Circle time. There will be the opportunity to have nourishing therapies, take long walks or simply curl up in front of the fire and reflect. Winter affords us the perfect opportunity to mimic the natural world which is withdrawing and embracing a long, dark season of slumber and dormancy. This season is characterised by a very particular stillness and with it comes a subtle invitation to redirect our own energies. Winter holds the perfect antidote to the fast-paced mobility of summer and autumn. This is a time to rest, reflect, hold space & vision, hibernate, and withdraw some of our outwardly-focused energy and redirect it inward. Give yourself a gift of space in this place of natural beauty, surrounded by like minded souls.

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Winter 2019

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Spring 2020

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Treat someone to an experience at the Dell

If you have stayed at the Dell or simply like the look of what we do here you can now pass it on by way of a voucher.

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Whether it be a romantic break, a weekend yoga retreat, a fire pit session or a bottle of wine on arrival, allow us to look after this for you.

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